Endomondo Delivers Dedicated Pebble App
New Pebble smartwatch app works with Endomondo Sports Tracker for iPhone, with support for Android to be added soon
COPENHAGEN, Denmark – July 2, 2014 – “When will Endomondo sync with Pebble?” That question has been posed frequently by passionate users at Endomondo’s blog. In response, Endomondo today announces the release of a dedicated Pebble smartwatch app for Endomondo Sports Tracker on iPhone.
This new, free app from Endomondo allows users to start, pause or stop a workout while exercising. The app can also display up to three configurable data metrics, such as distance traveled, heart rate and workout duration – making it the most advanced fitness tracking app for Pebble. Additionally, the Endomondo app vibrates Pebble smartwatches for each mile or kilometer completed, and will briefly display a performance summary for the distance.
Endomondo’s app for Pebble syncs with iPhone 4S and all iPhone 5 models. Exercise enthusiasts must be using the most recent version of the free Endomondo Sports Tracker available for download at the App Store, and download Endomondo’s Pebble app from the Pebble store. To sync Endomondo data between a Pebble device and iPhone, simply go to ‘Settings’ in the Endomondo app to connect with a Pebble device.
“We’re excited to welcome Endomondo to the Pebble appstore,” said Thomas Sarlandie, Developer Evangelist at Pebble. “Endomondo’s Pebble app puts preferred workout stats right on our wrists and lets users customize what’s displayed without having to reach for their phones. Pebblers have been eager for Endomondo integration and they’re going to love how smooth the experience is.”
Mette Lykke, Endomondo’s CEO, said Endomondo’s Android app will also support Pebble later this year. She said it is part of Endomondo’s journey towards offering users a convenient and connected experience across popular wearable devices.
“Endomondo now integrates with both Pebble and Fitbit, and we’ll have another exciting integration ready soon,” Lykke said. “Endomondo’s goal is to be a leading companion app for fitness fans and it’s only natural that we develop our service to support new wearable technology entering the market.”
Founded in 2007 by fitness enthusiasts, Endomondo developed a social fitness network and mobile app that turns smartphones into a personal trainer and social motivator. Now with nearly 25 million fans around the globe, Endomondo stands apart from other activity tracking apps because it helps users connect with like-minded people and encourages the sharing of experiences and support in achieving collective goals. Operating on most GPS-enabled smartphones, Endomondo lets people track workouts, analyze performance, and aids in the discovery of new activities and insights so people become and stay active. Users can send friends real-time pep talks while they exercise, compete against friends for fun, challenge co-workers, and share it all on Facebook, Google+, Twitter or across the Endomondo social network.
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Jim Llewellyn, for Endomondo